The University of Nevada (3-8) baseball team lost 7-4 in the final game of a three-game series with Washington (6-6) at Peccole Park in Reno, Sunday afternoon. Huskies right fielder Kyle Conley hit three home runs and drove in all seven runs for UW as they improved to 6-6 while the Wolf Pack stand at 3-8.
The Pack scored first in the bottom of the second inning when first baseman Shaun Kort singled, moved to third on a pair of ground outs and scored on designated hitter Michael Turay’s RBI single.
In the top of the third inning the Huskies scored three runs on three hits to move in front 3-1. Shortstop Andy Bethel and Pierce Rankin singled with one down. Right fielder Kyle Conley delivered the big blow hitting a home run over the center field fence to score three runs.
Nevada scored twice in the bottom of the fourth to tie the score at 3-3. Catcher Travis Simas drew a bases loaded walk to score third baseman Tyson Jaquez after he reached being hit by pitch. Center fielder Westley Moss then collected his first hit of the season with an infield single that plated right fielder Brett Hart who singled in the inning.
Conley’s second home run of the game scored catcher Pierce Rankin in the top of the fifth inning to put UW on top 5-3. Rankin doubled with one down to start the rally for the Huskies. In the top of the seventh inning Conley drove in his sixth run of the game with a sacrifice fly to make the score 6-3.
The Pack added a run in the bottom of the seventh on Kort’s ground out that scored shortstop Kevin Rodland after he singled to start the inning and it was 6-4. Conley’s third home run in the top of the ninth provided the Huskies with their seventh run of the game and made the final score 7-4.
Geoff Brown (1-0) earned the win for the Huskies allowing one unearned run in his 3.1 innings of relief and Brian Pearl (2) recorded his second save of the season pitching 1.1 innings of shutout baseball. Chris Garcia (0-2) suffered the loss allowing five runs on five hits in 4.1 innings of action.
Rodland (2-for-5,R), left fielder Waylen Sing Chow (2-for-2) and Kort (2-for-4,R) had two hits each to lead the Pack. Kort, Turay, Simals and Moss drove in a run apiece.
Conley (3-for-3,7RBI) was joined by Bethel (3-for-5,R) and Rankin (3-for-5,3R) with three hits apiece. Conley drove in all seven Huskies runs in the game with six coming on his three home runs.
Nevada returns to action on Tuesday at UC Davis with first pitch scheduled for 2:30 p.m.